Here at Nosal & Jeter, LLP we are experienced in handling all kinds of traffic tickets, and our South Carolina lawyers have the skills necessary to fight your case in court. We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about South Carolina traffic tickets to help you better understand the process.
- If you pay a speeding ticket how will that affect your license and insurance?
- Will your SC traffic ticket get dismissed if the officer does not appear in court?
- What should you do if stopped for speeding in South Carolina?
- Who will prosecute your ticket in SC?
- Do you have to return to SC to fight your ticket?
- What jurisdictions in South Carolina do you practice?
- Will a South Carolina traffic ticket affect your NC Driver’s license?
A: Each case is different, but most moving violations in South Carolina carry points that will be assessed by the DMV on your driving record. As few as 12 points can lead to license suspension in South Carolina. Even a single speeding ticket can cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket. It is important to consider the long-term effects on your license and insurance when deciding how to handle your South Carolina traffic violation.
Will your SC traffic ticket get dismissed if the officer does not appear in court?
A: Rarely. As further explained in the answer to Question 4 below, the officer who issued the traffic citation will serve as prosecutor in your case and will schedule all of his cases to be heard on the same day. If the officer for some reason does not show, the judge may continue your case until another date.Your case may be dismissed if the officer leaves the police force; however, this uncertainty can be avoided by hiring an experienced South Carolina traffic violations lawyer who knows how to handle your traffic ticket.
What should you do if stopped for speeding in South Carolina?
A: The most important thing to do is always be polite and respectful to the officer. Since officers prosecute their own tickets in South Carolina, we will be dealing directly with the Officer who pulled you over. If you were rude or offensive during your traffic stop, it could significantly hurt our changes of getting your ticket dismissed or reduced.
Who will prosecute your ticket in SC?
A: Unlike many other states, most South Carolina courts do not use a State Solicitor in traffic court. The officer who issued the citation will serve as the prosecutor, which is why your level of cooperation during the roadside interaction is extremely important.
A: No. In most cases an experienced South Carolina traffic attorney will handle your case without you having to appear in the local South Carolina municipal or magistrates court. Contact us today, and we will discuss the specifics of your traffic violation.
A: Our South Carolina traffic violation lawyers can represent you in ALL South Carolina traffic courts for any traffic violation. We have successfully represented clients in York County, Chester County, Lancaster County, Jasper County, Darlington County, Florence County, Marion County, Fairfield County, Dillon County to only name a few…and in all of the small town speed traps including: Society Hill, Ridgeland, Nichols, Mullins, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Yemassee, Lake View, Summerton, and many more…
Will a South Carolina traffic ticket affect your NC Driver’s license?
A: Yes. The DMV of most other states, including North Carolina, will assess points on your license from an out of state ticket. A traffic ticket conviction in South Carolina will also be reported to your insurance company. North Carolina drivers must be extremely cautious with how they handle a South Carolina speeding ticket because a 15+ mph speeding ticket in South Carolina will likely result in a suspension of your North Carolina Driver’s license.
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